Judy Woodruff

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American journalist Judith “Judy” Woodruff is the host and managing editor of the television news program “PBS NewsHour.” She has also collaborated with numerous other news organizations, such as CNN and NBC News. She is the International Women’s Media Foundation’s co-founding chair. She serves on the board of trustees of Freedom Forum and is a member of the Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press steering committee. Additionally, Woodruff is a member of the advisory board for America Abroad Media, a nonprofit. Few people are aware that the American woman, who is well-known as a journalist, is also a prolific novelist who has published a number of novels to date. The Theodore H. White lecture with Judy Woodruff and This Is Judy Woodruff at the White House are among the works she has written. Woodruff and co-anchor Gwen Ifill were recognized in 2013 with a trophy from the Women’s Media Center.

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Career of Judy Woodruff

In 1970, Judy Woodruff began her career in journalism as a news anchor at Atlanta, Georgia’s then-CBS station WAGA-TV. She was employed by NBC News five years later. From 1977 through 1982, she worked there as the Chief White House Correspondent. From 1982 to 1983, she also covered the channel’s “The Today Show.” Following this, she relocated to PBS where she started working as the network’s top Washington correspondent for “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.” In addition, Woodruff served as the host of the channel’s documentary program Frontline with Judy Woodruff.

She began working for CNN in 1993, where she spent 12 years hosting the conversation show “Inside Politics.” Later, in 2006, she went back to PBS to work on the film “Generation Next.” The American journalist worked for PBS’ “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” the next year as both the senior correspondent and the replacement anchor.

She and Gwen Ifill were announced by the PBS network as the show’s co-anchors and managing editors on August 6, 2013. After Ifill’s passing in November 2016, Woodruff took over as the show’s sole anchor, save for the nighttime broadcast. The pair continued to split the anchoring responsibilities. For Bloomberg Television, Woodruff has also hosted the weekly show “Conversations with Judy Woodruff” since 2006.

Individual Life of Judy Woodruff

William H. Woodruff and Anna Lee Woodruff welcomed Judy Woodruff into the world on November 20, 1946, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the United States. Anita is the name of her sister. Woodruff completed his education at the Academy of Richmond County before attending Meredith College. She later changed schools and graduated with a degree in political science from Duke University.

Speaking of the American journalist’s romantic life, Al Hunt, executive editor of Bloomberg News, is her husband. Jeffrey, Benjamin, and Lauren are the couple’s three children.

Judy Woodruff’s Net Worth

An American television news anchor, author, and journalist with an $8 million fortune is Judy Woodruff. Judy is best recognized for serving as the managing editor and anchor of the PBS NewsHour.